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5 Top Metal Lathe Projects for beginners

Once you’ve got your metal lathe set up in your home shop, it can be daunting deciding what projects to tackle first. This is a powerful machine after all. There’s plenty of scope and the learning curve does not have to be inordinately steep. With

The Different Types of Mill Machine + Maintenance Tips

There’s a wide range of milling machines currently on the market in 2018. Knowing which type to buy can be confusing for a newbie on the scene. That being said, one of the most popular choices for beginners is the mini mill. For more information

Best Track Saw For The Money (TOP 5 PICKS FOR 2018)

A track saw is an excellent tool for accurately cutting and slicing sheet materials, while ensuring smooth edges with a quality finish. Their strength and versatility means that lumber and other materials can be cut too. However, which is the best track saw on the

How to use a Concrete Grinder and Some Top Tips for Better Results

Concrete grinders are a very handy tool that can perform a range of grinding, polishing and surface removal tasks. Furthermore, whether you are using a handheld machine, or walk-behind grinder, the principle action is much the same; both tools use rotary action rather than impact

Best Dado Blade Reviews – A Top 5 Dado Set Round Up

One of the best add-ons you can buy for your table saw is a quality stacked dado blade. The dado blade provides excellent versatility. Rabbets, dadoes and groove, as well as tenons can all be achieved using the tool. Want to cut some spline slots?

How to Choose the Right Diamond Saw Blade for the Job

Choosing the correct diamond saw for the job at hand is always important. Whether you are a contractor, or doing some DIY at home the right tool can make the difference between a finish you can be proud of, and quite frankly an embarrassing mess.

English Wheel Basics – What is it and how to use one

The English wheel is an essential metal working tool, that is associated with the craft of panel beating. More specifically, it enables the user to form compound (double curvature) curves from flat sheets of metal. The most often used material with a an English wheel is

The Best Metal Lathe For The Money (Top 5 Reviewed)

What is the best metal lathe you can buy today? There’s a number of options available within a wide price range. To narrow this down today, we will look at small metal lathes suitable for the home workshop, farm and semi-pro use, (we will leave

How to use a Sheet Metal Brake

In a follow up to our recent review guide on sheet metal brakes we thought we would take a good look at how you actually use one. Despite the fact the brake can vary in size, from the small portable offerings designed for contractors, auto

Buying the Best Sheet Metal Brake – Top 5 Review Round Up

Looking for a new sheet metal brake? Or maybe buying one for the first time. If that’s the case you’re in the right place. We’ve brought together 5 different sheet metal brakes, covering a range of configurations to bring you a definitive review guide of

How to Use a Miter Gauge (A Short SU Guide)

The miter gauge is an important piece of equipment that all table saw owners should add to their system. Not only are they useful for making cross-cuts, since most table saw blades can be angled up to 45-degrees, the miter gauge will give your saw the ability to

How to Use a Core Drill

A core drill is simply a drill that is designed to cut holes into concrete and masonry in a way that removes the core of the hole as it works. We have covered the different types of core drill in detail here. The most common